Course Description: This course will provide the student with an understanding of the basic theories and techniques of organizational development. We will focus on practical information regarding the design, management and control of organizational development programs in business, public sector and social services organizations. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The learning experience should be one that is rewarding, successful and fun. The instructor's philosophy isone of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, Internet, videos, web sites, and writings. The instructor will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputations learnings to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes:- Define and understand the concept of managing one's self
- Understand and apply the essentials of planning, problem-solving, and decision-making
- Apply the principles of job design, organization, delegation, decentralization, and staffing
- Understand and use essential elements and technique of control, handling ineffective performers, and managing quality.
- Understand and define organizational development and change, such as, important aspects of practical application, and alternative points of view that might be used to enhance a greater understanding of organizational development in relation to such specialized fields as personnel, training, occupational stress, and human resource management.
Course Assessment: Lecture, discussion of chapters, preparation of written assignments, class participation, and examinations. Course Goals are to develop in the student an understanding of human factors and elements in today's complex organizations.
Grading: Mid Term 20%
Final Exam 30%
Group Exercises/Projects/Class Participation 20%
Term Paper 30%
** Instructor reserves the right to modify the syllabus and/or schedule during the term to meet the needs of the class. Case studies may be assigned as a group project for each class.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Class participation and completion of all assigned work is expected and will form a part of the final grade. Student is expected to come to all classes and be on time. Roll will be checked at each class meeting. Classes missed for legitimate reasons, such as, illness or temporary duty is excusable; however, the student must make up the missed work as follows: typewritten assignments may be turned in at the next class following an excused absence. A partial failing grade for class participation will be assessed for late assignments or unexcused absences. The student is responsible for providing the instructor with justification for an excused absence either prior to or immediately after the absence. NOTE: An email, or phone call tot he instructor and/or University Office is acceptable.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Student is required to read all assigned material and be prepared to discuss the material. Student will be assigned written assignments requiring typewritten analysis of the background and solution/comments for class discussion.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Key Dates for Fall II Term 2004:
Beginning of Term: October 18, 2004
Last Day of Add/Drop: October 25, 2004
Last Day of Partial Refund/Withdrawal: November 12, 2004
Last Day of Withdrawal: November 19, 2004
End of Term: December 12, 2004
During the Fall II 2004 Term the office will be closed on the following days:
Veteran's Day Novemeber 11, 2004
Thanksgiving Holiday Novemeber 25, 2004
Thanksgiving Holiday November 26, 2004
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
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